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Masters for UKZN educator triumphs over advertising
Ms Sandhia Ganesh, a full-time English teacher at a boys’ school in KwaZulu-Natal, is graduating with a master’s degree in Gender Studies. Ganesh is an advocate for life-long learning, evident within her own journey. It has always been her ambition to further her academic studies and considers her latest... Read more
RSSAf honours UKZN’s Prof Vincent Nyamori
The Royal Society of South Africa (RSSAf) has honoured Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Material Science Vincent Nyamori with a Fellowship (FRSSAf) for his outstanding contributions to furthering science in South Africa. Nyamori is committed to the profession of chemical sciences, where his scientific research has accrued distinction and... Read more
UKZN-based Africa Health Research Institute secures R1,6 bn
Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) based in the University of KwaZulu-Natal, is delighted to announce a R1,6 bn ($90,9m) award from Wellcome Trust. The seven-year grant will support AHRI’s pioneering scientific research toward achieving its vision, which is the optimal health and well-being of under-resourced populations. Located at the... Read more
More than 100 women with disabilities receive learnerships
119 women with disabilities, from rural and semi-rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal, will receive learnerships and employment opportunities as part of the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority’s Disability Learnership Programmes. HWSETA today launched two Disability Learnership Programmes at Uvongo Town Hall, in a month when we pay... Read more
UKZN Centre for Visual Art hosts student exhibition
Third-year and select postgraduate students from the Centre for Visual Art (CVA) are showcasing work they created during their first semester at the Jack Heath Gallery in Pietermaritzburg.   Although much of the work focuses on identity, each student approached their subject in different ways with the various themes and... Read more
Deaf zoologist earns PhD in first for conservation sciences, UKZN
‘This is a one-of-a-kind case for UKZN inspiring greatness!’ These words by Professor Albert Modi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science, reflect the pride the institution feels in conferring a PhD in Biology on its very first deaf doctoral graduate, Dr Nancy Barker.... Read more
DUT students make it into the regional finals of the Huawei ICT Competition
Three Durban University of Technology (DUT) students have been selected to compete in the Huawei ICT Competition Regional Finals which is to be held online, next month, February 2022. Dickson Hove, Wendy Nhleko and Dumisani Sibanda will be competing with 12 teams from various countries in the Southern African... Read more
Experiences of African residents in Durban’s Cato Manor
UKZN history lecturer Dr Mphumeleli Ngidi researched experiences of African residents who lived in Durban’s Cato Manor for his PhD in Social Sciences. The area, popularly known as Mkhumbane, was impacted by the Group Areas Act of 1950 – it was one of several multi-racial communities where people were... Read more
Doctoral research investigates cyberstalking in Tanzanian university
Cyberstalking in Tanzanian universities was the subject of research by Dr Angela Kavishe, who was awarded a PhD in Sociology for the study, supervised by Professor Maheshvari Naidu. ‘Cyberstalking is a kind of online harassment characterised by the persistent pursuit and monitoring of a victim performed by a determined... Read more
Top Achiever Beats Covid-19 and Graduates with a Law Degree Cum Laude
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Bachelor of Laws (LLB) cum laude graduate, Ms Dharini Rangasamy has graduated Cum Laude despite the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. “My family and I contracted Covid-19 last year and I unfortunately endured Long Covid for most of the last semester of my... Read more

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